UCL Division of Biosciences

Dr Helen Marie Curley

Dr Helen Marie Curley

Research Fellow in Computational Cancer Genomics

Genetics, Evolution & Environment

Div of Biosciences

Joined UCL
1st Mar 2022

Research summary

My research is focused in translational cancer genomics. I am working with Maria Secrier investigating the underlying characteristics of quiescence in oesophageal cancers, glioblastomas and sarcomas and its potential role in treatment response. 

Teaching summary

I have taught at many levels including MSc and BSc workshops, as a tutor for the brilliant club, as well as running CREST award courses as part of the teacher-scientist network. I have also privately tutored Maths and Science GCSE and A-level biology. I have co-supervised undergraduate and postgraduate projects. 


Lund's Universitet
Masters, Bioinformatics |
Keele University
First Degree, Biomedical Science |
University of East Anglia
Doctorate, Prostate cancer genomics |


I am a research postdoc in the department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment. I have a BSc in Biomedical Sciences, MSc Bioinformatics and PhD in prostate cancer genomics. Beginning early in my career I have chose cancer-related projects becoming more narrowly interested in translational genomics. I have worked on identifying urine biomarkers to differentiate prostate cancer progression, identifying mutations and epigenetic alterations involved in early onset colorectal carcinogenesis and identifying key characteristics for patients with poor prognosis when infected with COVID-19 whilst enduring an active cancer.